It took George Lucas seven months to cast Star Wars. He was looking for mostly unknown faces that he had never worked with before. He brought in Harrison Ford — who he had cast as street racer Bob Falfa in “American Graffiti” — to read lines in the auditions. Over the months, Lucas saw dozens of actors — including a young Kurt Russell, Nick Nolte, and Christopher Walken — for the part of Han Solo, but in the end decided that no one could do it better than Ford.
In the 100 days of Star Wars trivia series, we share 100 unique facts about the Star Wars franchise as we count down the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015.